Resort Fees: The Database of Lodging Options Which Charge Them

You should not be surprised with a mandatory resort fee lurking during the booking process when finding a room rate for a hotel or resort property; so I have decided to improve on compiling a comprehensive list of hotel and resort properties which charge mandatory resort fees because I have been adamant about what I believe is a legal but potentially deceptive practice.

Resort Fees: The Database of Lodging Options Which Charge Them

Because this is a potentially massive project, I intend to revise and update this list on an ongoing basis — but I need your assistance. Please help me list hotel and resort properties here to fight these nefarious fees — regardless of whether they are called resort fees, facilities fees, destination fees, guest amenity fees or any similar ilk — if only to equip you with a real database to which you may easily refer.

Hotel or Resort PropertyCity or MunicipalityState or ProvinceCountry or TerritoryResort Fee, Per Room Per Night

The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba

Aruba

15 percent

The Phoenician, a Luxury Collection Resort

Scottsdale

Arizona

United States

$29.00

Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort

Phoenix

Arizona

United States

$22.00

El Conquistador Tucson, A Hilton Resort

Tucson

Arizona

United States

$20.00

Anaheim Islander Inn and Suites

Anaheim

California

United States

$5.00

Anaheim Portofino Inn & Suites

Anaheim

California

United States

$18.72

Comfort Inn Anaheim Resort

Anaheim

California

United States

$5.85

Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa

Carlsbad

California

United States

$14.00

Park Hyatt Aviara Resort Golf Club & Spa

Carlsbad

California

United States

$38.55

Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa, Curio Collection by Hilton

Indian Wells

California

United States

$30.00

Bahia Resort Hotel

San Diego

California

United States

$25.00

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina

San Diego

California

United States

$15.78

The Westin San Diego

San Diego

California

United States

$22.54

The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter

San Diego

California

United States

$22.54

Kimpton : Hotel Monaco Denver

Denver

Colorado

United States

$16.15

Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa

Clearwater

Florida

United States

$28.00

Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort

Daytona Beach

Florida

United States

$15.00

Fisher Island Club

Fisher Island

Florida

United States

$160.50

The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale

Florida

United States

$25.00

Sheraton Suites Key West

Key West

Florida

United States

$25.00

Rodeway Inn Kissimmee Maingate West

Kissimmee

Florida

United States

$3.00

JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort

Marco Island

Florida

United States

$25.00

Kimpton : EPIC Hotel

Miami

Florida

United States

$32.77

Royal Palm South Beach Miami, a Tribute Portfolio Resort

Miami Beach

Florida

United States

$33.00

Hilton Grand Vacations at Tuscany Village

Orlando

Florida

United States

$25.00

Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista – Disney Springs Area

Orlando

Florida

United States

$24.00

The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota

Sarasota

Florida

United States

$28.00

Hilton Waikoloa Village

Waikoloa

Hawaii

United States

$25.00

Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay

Kailua-Kona

Hawaii

United States

$31.25

Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa

Waikoloa Beach

Hawaii

United States

$30.00

Courtyard Kaua’i at Coconut Beach

Kapaa

Hawaii

United States

$20.00

Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa

Koloa

Hawaii

United States

$26.04

Kaua’i Marriott Resort

Lihue

Hawaii

United States

$30.00

Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort

Wailea

Hawaii

United States

$40.00

Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa

Lahaina

Hawaii

United States

$30.00

Wailea Beach Resort - Marriott, Maui

Wailea

Hawaii

United States

$30.00

Ambassador Hotel Waikiki

Honolulu

Hawaii

United States

$20.94

Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa

Honolulu

Hawaii

United States

$31.41

Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa, Waikiki Beach

Honolulu

Hawaii

United States

$31.41

The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Waikiki

Honolulu

Hawaii

United States

$36.65

Sheraton Princess Kaiulani

Honolulu

Hawaii

United States

$26.18

Sheraton Waikiki

Honolulu

Hawaii

United States

$31.41

Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa

Honolulu

Hawaii

United States

$30.00

Kimpton : Onyx Hotel

Boston

Massachusetts

United States

$22.88

Revere Hotel Boston Common

Boston

Massachusetts

United States

$28.61

Kimpton : Marlowe Hotel

Cambridge

Massachusetts

United States

$22.89

Beau Rivage Resort & Casino

Biloxi

Mississippi

United States

$10.70

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi

Biloxi

Mississippi

United States

$10.08

Gold Strike Casino Resort

Tunica Resorts

Mississippi

United States

$9.63

Big Cedar Lodge

Ridgedale

Missouri

United States

$20.00

Fiesta Henderson

Henderson

Nevada

United States

$11.29

Green Valley Ranch Resort Spa & Casino

Henderson

Nevada

United States

$28.24

Sunset Station Hotel & Casino

Henderson

Nevada

United States

$16.94

The Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa

Henderson

Nevada

United States

$32.48

Aria Resort & Casino

Las Vegas

Nevada

United States

$39.20

Bellagio Las Vegas

Las Vegas

Nevada

United States

$39.20

Boulder Station Hotel & Casino

Las Vegas

Nevada

United States

$14.55

Circus Circus

Las Vegas

Nevada

United States

$22.40

The D Las Vegas

Las Vegas

Nevada

United States

$22.60

Downtown Grand Las Vegas

Las Vegas

Nevada

United States

$22.34

El Cortez Hotel and Casino

Las Vegas

Nevada

United States

$10.95 plus tax

Excalibur Hotel and Casino

Las Vegas

Nevada

United States

$22.60

Golden Gate Hotel & Casino

Las Vegas

Nevada

United States

$25.00

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Las Vegas

Las Vegas

Nevada

United States

$25.00

Hooters Casino Hotel Las Vegas

Las Vegas

Nevada

United States

$17.95

Luxor Hotel and Casino

Las Vegas

Nevada

United States

$28.00

Mandalay Bay

Las Vegas

Nevada

United States

$32.48

MGM Grand

Las Vegas

Nevada

United States

$32.48

New York New York

Las Vegas

Nevada

United States

$32.48

Palace Station Hotel & Casino

Las Vegas

Nevada

United States

$16.79

The Palazzo Las Vegas

Las Vegas

Nevada

United States

$29.00

Park MGM Las Vegas

Las Vegas

Nevada

United States

$28.00

Planet Hollywood Las Vegas Resort & Casino

Las Vegas

Nevada

United States

$41.95

Plaza Hotel Casino

Las Vegas

Nevada

United States

$20.16

Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa

Las Vegas

Nevada

United States

$27.99

Santa Fe Station Hotel & Casino

Las Vegas

Nevada

United States

$15.67

The Signature at MGM Grand

Las Vegas

Nevada

United States

$37.00 plus tax

SLS Las Vegas Hotel & Casino

Las Vegas

Nevada

United States

$32.48

Vdara Hotel & Spa

Las Vegas

Nevada

United States

$32.48

The Venetian Las Vegas

Las Vegas

Nevada

United States

$29.00

The Westin Las Vegas Hotel & Spa

Las Vegas

Nevada

United States

$24.99

Wynn Las Vegas

Las Vegas

Nevada

United States

$39.20

Texas Station Gambling Hall & Hotel

North Las Vegas

Nevada

United States

$14.55

Fiesta Rancho

North Las Vegas

Nevada

United States

$11.19

Circus Circus Reno Hotel & Casino

Reno

Nevada

United States

$9.06

The Benjamin

New York

New York

United States

$40.16

Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan

New York

New York

United States

$27.22

Distrikt Hotel New York City, Tapestry Collection by Hilton

New York

New York

United States

$25.00

Grand Hyatt New York

New York

New York

United States

$30.00

Hudson New York Hotel

New York

New York

United States

$34.37

The New Yorker A Wyndham Hotel

New York

New York

United States

$27.22

Paramount Hotel

New York

New York

United States

$30.00 plus tax

Park Central Hotel New York

New York

New York

United States

$27.21

Parker New York

New York

New York

United States

$16.33

The Hotel Pennsylvania

New York

New York

United States

$35.00 plus tax

Renaissance New York Times Square Hotel

New York

New York

United States

$25.00

The Roosevelt Hotel New York

New York

New York

United States

$40.17

Shelburne Hotel & Suites

New York

New York

United States

$40.16

The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort, Puerto Rico

Rio Grande

Puerto Rico

$60.00

Renaissance St. Croix Carambola Beach Resort & Spa

St. Croix

United States Virgin Islands

$25.00

I originally launched the project in this article which was posted on Thursday, July 30, 2015; but that was a static list and not an actual database with which you could sort information — and as the list grew, the length of that article became unwieldy.

Please also help get the word out about this article so that others may contribute information. If we can work together, we can fight the pervasiveness of resort fees by spreading the word and choosing to boycott hotel properties which engage in this practice.

I have started the aforementioned database and plan on adding to it because I do not like resort fees; but I have a feeling that there will be many more hotel and resort properties added to it. Depending on the information, the formatting of the database may change; but for now, I am most interested in getting as much information on this list as soon as possible.

Fighting Resort Fees — and More Information Pertaining to Them

To add insult to injury, guests usually must pay taxes resulting from the mandatory fee — regardless of what it is called.

Regardless of the method of enrichment — including compensation in the form of points — no one should be subject to the deception of mandatory resort fees and their brethren, as it is nothing more than advertising artificially low room rates to which the unsuspecting guest may be attracted but could never hope to pay such an inexpensive rate. Lodging properties should instead simply raise their room rates by the amount currently covered by these mandatory fees for truth in advertising.

The most effective way to combat this scourge — short of government legislation, of which no sign exists that that will happen anytime soon — is to boycott all hotel and resort properties which have the nerve to charge fees which guests are required to pay but get little to no value in return.

Other sites which are in the fight against resort fees include ResortFeeChecker.com — with which you can check on which hotel or resort properties charge the mandatory fees and how much they will lighten your wallet or purse — and KillResortFees.com.

That I vehemently oppose the implementation of mandatory resort fees, facilities fees and destination fees is no secret to you if you have been a reader of The Gate for years — they should either be optional or eliminated altogether — and I will just let this extensive body of work over the years pertaining to mandatory resort fees speak for me…

Summary

The names of the hotel and resort properties are linked directly to the official Internet web sites of those properties; and the mandatory resort fee amounts include tax where applicable. If there are any errors or updates, please alert me to them in the Comments section after the conclusion of this article below so that I may keep this list as accurate as possible.

In the interest of full disclosure, some of the links are affiliate links — in case someone decides to book a reservation anyway, I earn a percentage — but I am not encouraging you to patronize hotel and resort properties which charge mandatory resort fees. Quite the opposite, in fact — I hope to discourage you from having to pay these fees.

Please submit your candidates of hotel and resort properties — along with links — which charge mandatory resort fees in the Comments section below. Thank you in advance.

The Luxor Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas is one of many hotel and resort properties which charge resort fees. Photograph ©2014 by Brian Cohen.


 

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14 thoughts on “Resort Fees: The Database of Lodging Options Which Charge Them”

  1. Kokko Walker says:

    I am thinking you have this but just in case you don’t.
    http://www.resortfeechecker.com/hotel_resort_fees_orlando_fl.html

    1. Brian Cohen says:

      Thank you, Kokko Walker.

      I am still populating the database; but I can use all the help I can get…

  2. Waylo says:

    Is there anything extra here which won’t be on resortfeechecker.com

    1. Brian Cohen says:

      That is up to you, Waylo. What would you like to see added to this list?

  3. M Winkler says:

    The Signature at MGM charges a $37/day resort fee.
    Big Cedar Lodge charges $20 resort fees.

    1. Brian Cohen says:

      I added them, M Winkler. Thank you.

      I could not even double check Big Cedar Lodge by myself. Every date I selected was limited — despite the calendar showing otherwise — and was instructed to instead request rates by telephone. That is questionable to me at best…

  4. Stephanie Woods says:

    Every single Kimpton hotel adds a resort fee. I think most all hotels IN NYC do.

    1. Brian Cohen says:

      Thank you, Stephanie Woods; but I found at least a dozen Kimpton hotels which do not add a resort fee — and I am not even close to halfway through the list of them.

  5. John Slater says:

    Planet Hollywood Hotel on the Las Vegas strip. Stayed there last month and paid $37 resort fee.

    https://www.caesars.com/planet-hollywood

  6. John Slater says:

    Actually that $37 was for a test booking that I did just now. The fee for my late January stay was $41.95!

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1L5_o4IDdwRZZ17kr_oRmaoWnYiR0vgRl/view?usp=sharing

    1. Brian Cohen says:

      That is likely because these hotel and resort properties have the nerve to charge you tax on the resort fee, John Slater — and not even inform you of that during the booking process.

      That $37.00 was likely the resort fee before tax.

      I added Planet Hollywood Las Vegas Hotel & Casino to the database. Thank you.

  7. Mike L says:

    A lot of the downtown Vegas ones have already increased from whenever you created this. Here’s an accurate list of the Vegas ones: https://www.vegasmessageboard.com/forums/index.php?threads/2018-hotel-resort-fees-thread.148548/

  8. Lee says:

    Hilton Distrikt Hotel New York lists a $25 plus tax Urban Destination Fee

    1. Brian Cohen says:

      I added it, Lee.

      Thank you.

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